Stratos Recruits Veteran Advisor From AMG

James Miller, Contributing Editor & Research Analyst, Wealth Solutions Report

Chicago-Based Advisor Brings More Than $250 Million In Assets And Over 40 Years’ Experience To Stratos

Stratos Wealth Advisors (Stratos) announced the onboarding of Chicago-based Robert A. Hamer, with over $250 million in assets under management, from Asset Management Group, where he served as a Managing Director since 2016. Stratos, a subsidiary of Stratos Wealth Holdings, manages over $3 billion in advisory assets as of March 31.

Robert A. Hamer, Wealth Advisor, Stratos Wealth Advisors

With over 40 years of wealth management experience, Hamer was a founding partner and Managing Director at Sunset Partners Capital Management, where he was also Chief Investment Officer, providing oversight of the firm’s portfolio management. He also served as a VP at Merrill Lynch and SVP at Morgan Stanley.

“We’re excited that Bob chose to join our firm as he continues to provide expert guidance to his clients. We look forward to supporting his continued success and growth,” said Stratos Founder and CEO Jeff Concepcion.

Jeff Concepcion, Founder & CEO, Stratos Wealth Advisors

Chicago-based Managing Director at Stratos, Robert Samson, said, “Bob has had an extraordinary career spanning over 40 years — serving retail and institutional clients — and we are so pleased he has chosen to affiliate with us.”

Hamer said, “After spending decades in this industry, I knew exactly what I needed to better serve my clients, and after considering my options, Stratos proved to be the obvious choice. I look forward to working with Jeff, Rob and the entire team at Stratos as I continue to provide the level of care and service my clients expect, and now with the support of Stratos’ services.”

Robert Samson, Managing Director, Stratos Wealth Advisors

Stratos Wealth Holdings’ subsidiaries include Stratos Wealth Advisors, Stratos Wealth Partners, Stratos Wealth Enterprises, Stratos Private Wealth and Fundamentum, altogether serving over 350 advisors and planners across 26 states with $22.8 billion in assets as of March 31. Stratos Private Wealth launched in May via the acquisition of BWM Financial with BWM’s Founder and CEO, Jeff Brown, named as President of Stratos Private Wealth.

James Miller, Contributing Editor and Research Analyst at Wealth Solutions Report, can be reached at

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